Regina wins Teddy Waste Award for botched “Experience Regina” Campaign

Regina wins Teddy Waste Award for botched “Experience Regina” Campaign

May 9, 2024 | 6:18am
The failed Experience Regina experiment is back in the news and has won an award for waste. Tuesday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation presented its 26th annual Teddy Waste Awards to the City of Regina for its failed Experience Regina rebrand; CBC President Catherine Tait for handing out millions in bonuses while firing employees; and the […]

Olymel “not alone” in facing current economic challenges: SaskPork GM

Jun 2, 2023 | 4:00pm

The General Manager at SaskPork says it’s always unfortunate to hear of a hog barn closure anywhere in Canada. Mark Ferguson reacted to Olymel’s recent closures of sow units in Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. “It’s basically the result of extremely tight margins in the hog industry – both today and what’s gone on over the […]

U of R laying off staff due to reduced budgets

May 11, 2023 | 6:00am

The University of Regina announced that it would be laying off staff due to a reduced budget. “Budget reductions are resulting in some workforce adjustments, including a small number of layoffs and non-renewals of short-term contracts,” said University spokesperson Paul Dederick. “The University has made every effort to mitigate the impact of the reductions on […]

Co-op refinery laying off 54 employees

Oct 4, 2021 | 12:25pm

The Co-op Refinery Complex will be moving forward with 54 layoffs this year. In a news release, Federated Co-op says the layoffs will follow the exercise of employees’ bumping rights, which is an internal union process based on seniority and qualifications. FCL anticipates the layoff process will be completed within six months. Vice President of […]

Unifor Local 594 says layoffs at refinery aren’t necessary, against CBA

May 31, 2021 | 7:11am

Regina’s Co-op Refinery Complex announced that layoffs are coming, leaving Unifor Local 594 wanting answers. President Nathan Kraemer says these layoffs are unnecessary, and are against the Collective Bargaining Agreement in place. “They’ve given us a pretty significant number of jobs they would like to reduce, as well as completely eliminating two entire job classifications, […]

551 layoff notices were issued Wednesday for EVRAZ Steel’s tubular division in Regina

Dec 3, 2020 | 10:26am

The union representing steel workers at EVRAZ in Regina have confirmed Thursday morning that over 500 employees at the facility’s tubular division received layoff notices on Wednesday. On the union’s website a notice says the layoffs are effective December 17th. President Mike Day said obviously it’s an unpredictable and devastating time. “It is devastating, we […]

Evraz begins layoffs in steel mill’s tubular division

Nov 23, 2020 | 6:39am

Evraz has begun laying off workers in their tubular division. The steel mill confirmed Friday, that on November 13th, layoff notices were issued for around 50 people. United Steelworkers Local 5890, the union representing the mill workers, was hoping that a contract for the TC Energy Pipeline would be given to the mill. Another company […]

Temporary layoffs coming at Co-Op Refinery

Jun 28, 2020 | 3:08pm

Just days after a seven-month lockout ended at the Co-Op Refinery Complex, some of those who would be going back on the job will be off it again. Brad DeLorey with the CRC says about 100 temporary layoffs will be issued in the coming weeks citing COVID-19. In a statement, DeLorey says this is a […]

University of Saskatchewan to temporarily lay off hundreds of staff due to COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 | 4:58pm

The University of Saskatchewan announced that they are temporarily laying off up to 500 staff due to COVID-19. The exact number of people being laid off isn’t know, but CUPE Local 1975, the union representing some of the staff, expects it to be around the 500 mark. In a statement, the school says that layoffs […]

Nearly 7,000 employees to depart WestJet as airlines reduce service

Mar 24, 2020 | 2:58pm

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says roughly half of its 14,000 employees will leave the company — some temporarily — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6,900 departures comprise early retirements, resignations and both voluntary and involuntary leaves after WestJet asked staff to choose one of those options or reduce their hours or pay, said CEO Ed […]